Am I Supposed To Feel Bad For The Predators Fan That Found Out He Won Free Tickets To The Stanley Cup Final A Month Too Late?
Look, I'm not so far trapped in own bubble that I expect every single person to spend the hours between 9AM and 5PM scouring the cesspool of opinions that Twitter can often be. I know some people have jobs that are more important than the versatility of the latest meme.
That said, you just aren't going to convince me that a die hard fan who entered an online contest for some of the most elusive Stanley Cup Finals tickets in recent memory just forgot to check twitter for a full month. Andrew Fudge might be a Predators fan, but he's not a Predators fan that was deserving of seeing them play their most important game in franchise history live if he didn't have his phone glued to his hand during work hours during their entire cup run.
Hell, by the time the time the Devils finally got knocked off by the Kings in 2012 I'm pretty sure my boss knew to only disturb me when I was doing company related work, because the only times I looked truly focused were when I was turned into a paranoid schizophrenic by up-to-second line decisions and injury updates. Being a slave to social media isn't exactly a good thing, but i'll be damned if isn't a sign of how invested you are in your team come playoff time. That's not to say there's a direct correlation between twitter activity and fandom, but there is when the person that tries to use twitter activity to get free tickets doesn't even remember doing so. I guess I can applaud him for using a "woe is me" attitude to get some future freebies, but I'm not shedding any tears for the guy that should have been sweating while staring at his phone screen until he saw double while checking up on Ryan Ellis' playing status...